Would Man United really make a shock move for Chelsea’s former hero?

Despite spending several vast sums of cash on the current Red Devils squad across a succession of recent transfer windows, Louis van Gaal has arguably turned Manchester United into the least entertaining outfit currently operating in the Premier League at the moment.

From looking completely void of goal-scoring form on most given occasions this season, to failing to produce many genuinely cohesive and attractive performances throughout the entirety of the 2015/16 campaign – this Red Devils unit ultimately look a far cry from the undoubtedly impressive Manchester United sides of old.

Such a negative turn of events has subsequently called into question Louis van Gaal’s future at the club of course – and with Jose Mourinho now currently out of the job thanks to his own personal debacles down at Stamford Bridge this season – perhaps a major managerial shock could be on the cards for fans of the Premier League in the not too distant future.

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So then, in light of the recent speculation linking the former Chelsea boss with a possible switch to Old Trafford in 2015/16, could Manchester United really be on the verge of making a surprise move for Jose Mourinho this term?

Well, on the surface at least, such a left-field notion would seem somewhat absurd at first – crazy in-fact!

The charismatic Portuguese tactician has almost led the Blues to the brink of relegation so far this season, and as the Red Devils faithful had seemingly grown accustomed to Mourinho as an opposing thorn in their team’s side throughout the years, the now ex-Chelsea boss isn’t exactly widely admired at Old Trafford.

It simply makes fantastic headline reading to link Jose Mourinho with any top-flight club right in the here and now, especially at a team as widely coveted as Manchester United. He is a character who just can’t seem to escape the media spot-light after all, and ultimately serves many writers across the country with masses of speculation and paper talk to last for several seasons on end.

Yet as Louis van Gaal does in-fact seem to be running short of time with Manchester United at this particular stage in his Old Trafford career, maybe there is life in this in this admittedly enticing story after all…

Although the Red Devils remain decently placed in the upper echelons of the league table going into the festive fixture period, LVG could have easily lost his job at Old Trafford by now. His side dramatically crashed out of the Champions League group-stages not so long ago and can’t seem to buy a goal for love nor money when all is said and done this season.

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The Manchester United faithful seem to have grown progressively frustrated with the Dutchman as the 2015/16 season has eventually played out – and as Jose Mourinho doesn’t quite seem like the type to shy away from any massive opportunity when it is laid out flat at his feet – perhaps the Old Trafford hierarchy could be tempted to move for the out-of-favour coach before another of their European rivals invariably step in and claim the man’s signature.

Mourinho is obviously largely respected on the managerial circuit despite the recent shenanigans at Chelsea this season, he could easily draft in some much needed help at Manchester United over the course of the January transfer window, and arguably still represents the very best manager currently operating in the modern game.

With Pep Guardiola looking increasingly likely to join neighbours Manchester City by the end of the current campaign, the Red Devils may be forced to move for 52-year-old tactician in order to keep up with their ever expanding competition within the English top-flight. As things currently stand, Louis van Gaal just doesn’t look like he’s going to cut it at Old Trafford for great deal longer.

So, although some comparable reports have seemingly distanced Jose Mourinho with a possible stint at Old Trafford this term, no one really knows just what could happen in regards to this potentially explosive story as of yet.

If Louis van Gaal were to continue his bad run of form with the Red Devils in 2015/16 however, then perhaps Manchester United may decide to carry out arguably the biggest managerial move in Premier League history sooner rather than later.

All we can do now is watch this space…